Even before Bernie Sanders began surging in the polls, a battle was taking place behind the scenes for the soul of the Democratic Party. As they were preparing for the 2016 election, the Party needed to figure out if they were going to be true progressives, or if they were going to move further into the Blue Dog, Corporatist Democrat arena. The voters are clear on what they want from Democrats.

America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, discusses this with Richard Eskow, host of The Zero Hour.

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Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.